What are RHA fillers?
RHA (Resilient Hyaluronic Acid) is a collection of hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers capable of treating dynamic wrinkles and nasolabial folds. These fillers have a unique composition that allows them to fill out your wrinkles without affecting your facial movements and expressions. As such, they’re beautiful at rest and flawless in motion, enabling a complete range of expressions.
How do RHA fillers work?
RHA fillers add hyaluronic acid molecules underneath the facial tissues with wrinkles and nasolabial folds. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring and biocompatible component that attracts and retains water, making your skin appear voluminous, smooth, and supple. The hyaluronic acid also adds volume under the nasolabial folds, filling them out until your face appears smooth and youthful.
RHA fillers are different from other hyaluronic acid fillers because of their unique manufacturing process. Most HA fillers modify the hyaluronic acid components to increase their longevity in the human body, making them appear less natural than the HA in your skin. However, RHA fillers have a gentle manufacturing process that makes the HA mimic the natural HA in your skin. As such, when injected under the facial tissues, the hyaluronic acid works effectively to smoothen your wrinkles without freezing your facial expressions.
What do RHA fillers treat?
RHA fillers treat dynamic wrinkles and nasolabial folds, i.e., the lines running from the corners of the nose to the mouth. However, different fillers in the collection are meant for different severities of wrinkles.
- RHA 2 treats moderate facial wrinkles.
- RHA 3 treats moderate to severe wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
- RHA 4 treats severe wrinkles and nasolabial folds.
An overview of RHA fillers treatment
The RHA filler procedure is fairly simple and concludes within a few minutes. After a consultation, the nurse practitioner chooses the ideal RHA formulation for your specific needs and marks the treatment areas. We apply topical anesthesia to the treatment spots to ensure a comfortable experience. Your provider will inject the chosen RHA fillers into the targeted treatment areas via ultrafine needles. The entire process concludes in a few minutes, following which you can resume your daily activities.
What happens after the treatment?
You may experience some redness, itching, discomfort, and swelling around the treatment areas, but the side effects gradually dissipate in a few days. You can resume your daily activities immediately. The results will be immediately apparent, but you’ll truly appreciate them once the side effects recede.
Are RHA fillers right for you?
RHA fillers are suitable for adults over 22 years of age with mild to severe nasolabial folds, dynamic wrinkles, or fine lines. Our exceptional aesthetic nurse injectors will carefully assess your skin quality, review your medical history, and discuss your goals to determine if you’re a viable candidate for the procedure.
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